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May 11, 2019 Lord Dunsany
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LibriVox recording of The Book of Wonder (version 2) by Lord Dunsany. Read in English by Sandra Cullum The Book of Wonder (1912) is an amazing collection of fourteen tales by one of the pioneers and masters of the fantasy genre Lord Dunsany. Strangeness and humor abound in these delightful stories that were influential to many writers including H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith and Fritz Leiber among others.-Erik For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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May 11, 2019 Mary Roberts Rinehart
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LibriVox recording of A Poor Wise Man by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Read in English by Celine Major Mary Roberts Rinehart offers a superb blend of romance and suspense amidst political tensions in this story set in early 20th Century America. The characters are compelling and representative of the various socioeconomic classes. The reader follows the complicated relationship of Lily Cardew (just returned from working with the Red Cross during the war) who finds herself unable to go back to the...
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May 9, 2019 Baroness Orczy
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LibriVox recording of The Laughing Cavalier; Ancestor of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy. Read in English by Beth Thomas; deongines; Melvin Lee; ToddHW; John Burlinson The enigmatic smile of The Laughing Cavalier of Franz Hals' famous painting invites you to wonder just what mischievousness hides behind that face. In this novel, inspired by the painting, Baroness Orczy recounts the adventures of an ancestor of her famous character, the Scarlet Pimpernel. Set in Holland during the...
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May 3, 2019 Miguel de Unamuno
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LibriVox recording of Abel Sánchez by Miguel de Unamuno. Read in Spanish by Mongope Unamuno nos pone frente a frente con una de las pasiones humanas más viles y destructivas: La envidia. Joaquín y Abel son amigos íntimos desde la infancia y ya desde el instituto Joaquín quiere tener y ser todo lo que representa Abel. Abel es un muchacho popular entre los compañeros, simpático, al que le encanta la pintura y mucho menos los libros. Joaquín por el contrario es aplicado y estudioso, pero...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, religion, amor, conflicto, envidia
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Apr 29, 2019 John Dewey
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LibriVox recording of How We Think by John Dewey. Read in English by Linda Andrus A book written by an American education philosopher in which he proposed “This scientific attitude of mind might, conceivably, be quite irrelevant to teaching children and youth. But this book also represents the conviction that such is not the case; that the native and unspoiled attitude of childhood, marked by ardent curiosity, fertile imagination, and love of experimental inquiry, is near, very near, to the...
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Mar 16, 2019 William Wolfe Capes
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LibriVox recording of The Roman Empire of the Second Century: Or, The Age of the Antonines by William Wolfe Capes. Read in English by Pamela Nagami This short overview of the Roman Empire from AD 96-180 opens as the murderers of Domitian raise to power the wise old senator, Nerva. Ignoring assassination rumors, his successor, the brave soldier Trajan, "went about the streets almost unguarded" and was easy of access to all classes. He was followed by the brilliant, gay emperor,...
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Mar 11, 2019 Maria Thompson Daviess
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LibriVox recording of The Daredevil by Maria Thompson Daviess. Read in English by LikeManyWaters Roberta, daughter of an American soldier and a French marquise, is returning to the childhood home of her father after his death in the Great War. Upon reaching New York she realizes that her Uncle, a woman-hater, has confused the genders of her and her small crippled brother. In order to please her Uncle and ensure medical treatment for Pierre, she becomes "Robert", his nephew. In her new...
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Mar 2, 2019 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Story Collection Vol 078 by Various. Read in English by Peter Thomlinson; Dale Grothmann; Josh Kibbey; M Cunniam; Michael; Lynne T; Foon; Wayne Cooke; Chris Pyle; Colleen McMahon A diverse collection of short stories selected and read in English by Librivox readers. The ever-popular detective stories of Arthur Conan Doyle, including the demise of Sherlock Holmes, the quirky Ambrose Bierce and Bill Nye and the wistful Soul of the Violin will keep you entertained and...
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Feb 21, 2019 Anthony Trollope
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LibriVox recording of Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope. Read in English by Simon Evers Linda Tressel lives a lonely life with her domineering aunt, Madame Staubach, in a large house in Nuremberg. Madame Staubach takes in the odious and much older Peter Steinmarc as a lodger and plans that Linda should marry him – entirely against Linda’s will. Meanwhile Linda falls in love with Ludovic Valcalm, a disreputable young man. The book follows Linda’s fortunes. - Summary by Simon Evers For...
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Feb 1, 2019 Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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LibriVox recording of Crime and Punishment (version 2) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (Translated by Constance Garnett.) Read in English by Expatriate "Crime and Punishment" is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published in the literary journal "The Russian Messenger" in twelve monthly installments during 1866. It was later published in a single volume. It is the second of Dostoyevsky's full-length novels following his return from ten years of exile in...
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Jan 9, 2019 George W. M. Reynolds
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LibriVox recording of The Mysteries of London Part 2 by George W. M. Reynolds. Read in English by Dave Wills The Mysteries of London was a best-selling novel in mid-Victorian England. The first series was published in weekly instalments from 1844-46, priced at a penny each. Serialised novels sold in this way were known as Penny Dreadfuls … without any claim to literary greatness, they sought to provide ongoing entertainment for the popular audience. When first published, this book was...
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Dec 31, 2018 Mildred A. Wirt-Benson
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LibriVox recording of Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt-Benson. Read in English by Cheryl Adam Penny Parker is a teen-aged sleuth and amateur reporter with an uncanny knack for uncovering and solving unusual, sometimes bizarre mysteries. The only daughter of widower Anthony Parker, publisher of the "Riverview Star," Penny has been raised to be self-sufficient, outspoken, innovative, and extraordinarily tenacious. Her cheerful, chatty manner belies a shrewd and keenly observant...
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Dec 18, 2018 Guy Boothby
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LibriVox recording of A Bid For Fortune; Or, Dr Nikola's Vendetta by Guy Boothby. Read in English by Peter John Keeble. Guy Newell Boothby (1867 – 1905) was a prolific Australian writer. He moved to London in 1894 and became most well-known for his Dr.Nikola mysteries. This book is the first in a series of five and introduces the good doctor himself. Dr Nikola Is a criminal mastermind with an occult twist and like much fiction of that era this book and the following are more about how others...
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Dec 5, 2018 Joseph Ashby-Sterry
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of A Christmas Duet by Joseph Ashby-Sterry. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 20, 2015. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Brian Lornie; Beth Thomas & Jennifer Fournier; Claudia Salto; Laurie Anne Walden & David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano & Maria Kasper; Sonia & John Burlinson; Lee Ann Howlett and Ruth Golding. Joseph Ashby-Sterry was an English poet and novelist. He works include Boudoir...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, literature, satire, poetry, humour, Christmas
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Nov 17, 2018 Thomas Hardy
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LibriVox recording of The Mayor of Casterbridge, LibriVox Version 3 by Thomas Hardy.  Read by Alisson Veldhuis In a fit of drunkenness, Michael Henchard sells his wife and baby daughter to the highest bidder at a country fair. He lives with regret and swears off drink, until his wife and daughter return eighteen years later, when he is now well-off and the Mayor of Casterbridge. - Summary by Alisson Veldhuis For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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Nov 15, 2018 Anna Katharine Green
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LibriVox recording of The Sword of Damocles by Anna Katharine Green. Read in English by Mary Bard Anna Katharine Green is best known as one of the first women detective writers, and The Sword of Damocles, first published in 1881, does indeed include several mysteries. There is a very brief appearance by her famous detective, Mr Gryce, but at the heart of the book, which is subtitled A Story of New York Life, are a number of very different love stories. (Summary by Mary Bard) For further...
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Sep 26, 2018 D. H. Lawrence
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LibriVox recording of Sons and Lovers (Version 2) by D. H. Lawrence. Read in English by Tony Foster Lawrence summarised the plot of Sons and Lovers in a letter to Edward Garnett in 1912: “It follows this idea: a woman of character and refinement goes into the lower class, and has no satisfaction in her own life. She has had a passion for her husband, so her children are born of passion, and have heaps of vitality. But as her sons grow up she selects them as lovers — first the eldest, then...
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Sep 22, 2018 D. H. Lawrence
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LibriVox recording of The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence. Read in English by Tony Foster "There is no mistake about it, Alvina was a lost girl. She was cut off from everything she belonged to." In this most under-valued of his novels, Lawrence once again presents us with a young woman hemmed in by her middle-class upbringing and (like Ursula Brangwen in The Rainbow) longing for escape. Alvina Houghton's plight, however, is given a rather comic and even picaresque treatment. Losing first...
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Aug 15, 2018 Terry Carr
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LibriVox recording of Warlord of Kor by Terry Carr. Read by Mark Nelson GOD, MACHINE--OR LISTENING POST FOR OUTSIDERS? Horng sat opposite the tiny, fragile creature who held a microphone, its wires attached to an interpreting machine. He blinked his huge eyes slowly, his stiff mouth fumblingly forming words of a language his race had not used for thirty thousand years. "Kor was ... is ... God ... Knowledge." He had tried to convey this to the small creatures who had invaded his world,...
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Jul 11, 2018 Robert Louis Stevenson
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LibriVox recording of The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson. Read in English by Thomas A. Copeland Heir to a noble Scottish house in the mid 18th century, the Master is a charming, clever, and resourceful villain whose daring but ill-advised schemes first alienate his patrimony and at last cost him his life. His younger brother, sweet-tempered and good but dull and unpopular, suffers at the Master's hands until his patience and courage win him limited ascendancy, but he is at last...
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Jun 15, 2018 Anthony Trollope
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LibriVox recording of Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope. Read in English by Arnold Marion Fay (1882) offers a pair of romances, each involving a match between one titled personage and one commoner. The misalliances lead to the typical strains between parental desires and romantic wishes of the young. The novel’s primary characters have such noble dispositions that Trollope was impelled to create several far more interesting minor characters who either threaten mayhem or provide amusing...
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Apr 30, 2018 Louis Tracy
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LibriVox recording of The Stowmarket Mystery, or, a Legacy of Hate by Louis Tracy. Read in English by Crln Yldz Ksr Another case for Reginald Brett, barrister and hobby detective: David Hume-Frazer is in some trouble. He was the prime suspect in the murder case of his cousin, Alan. Though he was never convicted, suspicion clings to him, and he wishes his name to be cleared before he marries his fiancé, Helen Layton. The case is baffling: Alan was murdered on his grounds, in front of the...
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Mar 28, 2018 Elizabeth von Arnim
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LibriVox recording of The Enchanted April (version 2) by Elizabeth von Arnim. Read in English by Helen Taylor Four very different women, with very different reasons for wanting to escape a cold and dreary London, come together to share a month's holiday in a medieval castle. They are brought there by the promise of the advertised 'wisteria and sunshine', but they find so much more than they bargained for, as the place transforms them and changes their lives in ways they could never have...
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Mar 28, 2018 Unknown
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LibriVox recording of The Dhammapada (Version 2) by Unknown. (Translated by F. Max Mueller.) Read in English by Jothi Tharavant - A Collection of Verses Being One of the Canonical Books of the Buddhists Dhammapada means "The path of Dharma." The Pali word Dhamma corresponds to the Sankrit word Dharma. It is a collection of the teachings of the Buddha. These verses, compiled by Buddha's students in the years following his final Nirvana, were culled from various discourses given by the...
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Mar 8, 2018 John Galsworthy
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LibriVox recording of Beyond by John Galsworthy. Read in English by Simon Evers Gyp, the daughter of ex-Major Charles Claire Winton, at the age of 23 marries Fiorsen, a Swedish violin virtuoso. Her mother, the wife of another man, has been Winton's mistress; she had died when Gyp was born. A highly sensitive child, Gyp has grown up in isolated surroundings with a kind, but very British, father. As she gets older her father tries to introduce her into society. An attack of gout takes him to...
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Jan 29, 2018 Ramanuja Rao Somaraju
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LibriVox recording of Visha Vahini by Ramanuja Rao Somaraju . Read in Telugu by Swapna Visha Vahini is a social drama novel which reflects the ‘social relationships’ in southern India in early 1900's. The main character in this novel falls in love with his class mate and friend. When he learns that she gets married to one of his peers, he gets disheartened and denounces everything in life. The story tells the importance of detachment. The author depicts how obsessive attachment and...
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Dec 15, 2017 George Griffith
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LibriVox recording of The Angel of the Revolution by George Griffith. Read in English by Kevin Green The Angel of the Revolution: A Tale of the Coming Terror (1893) is a science fiction novel by English writer George Griffith. It was his first published novel and remains his most famous work. It was first published in Pearson's Weekly and was prompted by the success of The Great War of 1892 in Black and White magazine, which was itself inspired by The Battle of Dorking. A lurid mix of Jules...
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Nov 24, 2017 E. Phillips Oppenheim
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LibriVox recording of The Golden Web by E.Phillips Oppenheim. Read by Richard Kilmer Stirling Deane has sold the Little Anna Gold Mine which he discovered in South Africa. The sale has made him a rich man and the head of the company to which he sold the mine. A former acquaintance from his days in South Africa has shown up and claims that he has the original deed to the mine and that he is in fact the owner of the mine. Shortly after a meeting with Deane, the man is found murdered and the deed...
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Nov 15, 2017 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Version 3) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read in English by David Clarke The book was first published in February 1905 by McClure, Phillips & Co. (New York) then on March 7, 1905 by Georges Newnes, Ltd. (London) and was the first Holmes collection since 1893, when Holmes had "died" in The Final Problem. Having published The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1901–1902 (setting it before Holmes' death) Doyle came under intense pressure...
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Nov 15, 2017 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read in English by David Clarke This is the second book of short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle concerning the adventures of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his side kick Dr Watson. It contains 12 stories published in The Strand as further episodes of the Adventures between December 1892 and December 1893 with original illustrations by Sidney Paget. - Summary by David Clarke For further information,...
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Oct 29, 2017 Bram Stoker
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LibriVox recording of The Mystery of the Sea by Bram Stoker. Read in English by Kristel Tretter; Khaghbboommm; Ethan Galvan; Matt Braymiller; Tabea; Jairus Amar; James K. White; Sandra Knight; Charlie Oldfield; Lynne Thompson; Ernst Schnell; Wendy Hall; Chris Pyle; Suzeeek; Anna Simon; NarratorJenny Mystery of the Sea is a novel with elements of adventure, supernatural and romance. Archie Hunter goes on a holiday to relax but finds he sees unusual things like spirits and ghosts. An old woman...
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Oct 12, 2017 Henry David Thoreau
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LibriVox recording of On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau. Read in English by Phil Chenevert "That government is best which governs least" is the famous opening line of this essay. The slavery crisis inflamed New England in the 1840s and 1850s. The environment became especially tense after the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. A lifelong abolitionist, Thoreau delivered an impassioned speech which would later become Civil Disobedience in 1848, just months after leaving...
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Sep 16, 2017 Mary Heaton Vorse
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LibriVox recording of The Ninth Man by Mary Heaton Vorse. Read in English by TriciaG A fictional town in Italy is conquered by a heartless tyrant. He issues a strange but cruel edict: in thirty days, each ninth person, chosen by lot, shall designate secretly whom he wishes put to death in the public place. (Summary by TriciaG) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page...
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May 13, 2017 Hugh Walpole
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LibriVox recording of Jeremy by Hugh Walpole. Read in English by David Wales With affectionate humor, Mr. Walpole tells the story of Jeremy and his two sisters, Helen and Mary Cole, who grow up in Polchester, a quiet English Cathedral town. There is the Jampot, who is the nurse ; Hamlet, the stray dog ; Uncle Samuel, who paints pictures and is altogether 'queer’; of course, Mr. and Mrs. Cole, and Aunt Amy. Mr. Walpole has given his narrative a rare double appeal, for it not only recreates for...
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May 13, 2017 Hugh Walpole
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LibriVox recording of The Cathedral by Hugh Walpole. Read in English by David Wales. Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole, CBE (1884 – 1941) was an English novelist. He was the son of an Anglican clergyman, intended for a career in the church but drawn instead to writing. Among those who encouraged him were the authors Henry James and Arnold Bennett. His skill at scene-setting, vivid plots, and high profile as a lecturer brought him a large readership in the United Kingdom and North America. He was a...
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Apr 26, 2017 Robert Marshall Allen
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LibriVox recording of War Letters From A Young Queenslander by Robert Marshall Allen. Read in English by Beth Thomas Letters from a Brisbane doctor posted to the Western Front from 1914 to December 1915. He tells anecdotes of World War I including stories of "de-lousing" an entire regiment, the precise arrangements of the urine trenches and his eyewitness accounts of the battles of Neuve Chapelle and Ypres and a contemporary comment on the Gallipoli campaign. He describes how the...
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Apr 10, 2017 Juan Ramón Jiménez
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LibriVox recording of Platero y Yo, by Juan Ramón Jiménez. Read in Spanish by Joyfull. Platero y Yo es un “diario” en prosa acerca de un tierno burrito llamado Platero. El autor describe su pueblo, Moguer, sus paisajes, sus animales y su gente con una perspectiva de única y refrescante. Al leer cada corta estrofa, o capítulo, nos transportamos a las calles de Moguer, escuchamos sus ruidos, y hasta olemos el pan recién sacado del horno. El poetico estilo de Juan Ramón Jiménez nos...
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Apr 5, 2017 Siegfried Sassoon
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LibriVox recording of The War Poems of Siegfried Sassoon by Siegfried Sassoon. Read in English by volunteer readers. Siegfried Sassoon was one of the first to write poetry about the brutal reality of war, based on his real-life experiences in the trenches. He served in World War I on the Western Front and was awarded the Military Cross for bravery under fire. However, he later became a convicted pacifist, threw his Military Cross into the Mersey river, and continued to write and publish poems...
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Feb 13, 2017 Mildred A. Wirt-Benson
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LibriVox recording of The Clock Strikes Thirteen by Mildred A. Wirt-Benson. Read in English by Cheryl Adam Penny Parker is a teen-aged sleuth and amateur reporter who has an uncanny knack for uncovering and solving unusual, sometimes bizarre mysteries. The only daughter of widower Anthony Parker, publisher of the "Riverview Star," Penny has been raised to be self-sufficient, outspoken, innovative, and extraordinarily tenacious. Her cheerful, chatty manner belies a shrewd and keenly...
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Dec 29, 2016 J. C. Ryle
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LibriVox recording of Knots Untied by J. C. Ryle. Read in English by MaryAnn Spiegel. Being Plain Statements on Disputed Points in Religion, from the Standpoint of an Evangelical Churchman. The volume now in the reader's hands requires a few words of explanation. It contains nineteen papers on subjects which are matters of dispute among English Churchmen in the present day, systematically arranged. A moment's glance at the table of contents will show that there is hardly any point of...
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Dec 13, 2016 Frances Ridley Havergal
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LibriVox recording of Coming to the King by Frances Ridley Havergal. Read in English by Esther ben Simonides. A collection of poems by Frances Ridley Havergal and others, all describing different aspects of our walk with God, from 'Coming to the King' to 'Under the Shadow.' Summary by Esther ben Simonides. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover, M4B Audiobook, or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for...
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Dec 11, 2016 Sir Alfred Edward East
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LibriVox recording of The Art of Landscape Painting in Oil Colour by Sir Alfred Edward East. Read in English by Sue Anderson Sketching from Nature, Equipment, Colour, Composition, Trees, Skies, Grass, Reflections, Distance -- chapters rich with timeless oil painting advice by a master landscape artist, Sir Alfred East.  East had an exceptional ability to capture the individuality of trees, the quiver of their leaves against the sky.   “If we look at a photograph, the edges of the trees do...
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Dec 8, 2016 National Comm. on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
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LibriVox recording of Final Report from the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling by National Comm. on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. On April 20, 2010, the Macondo well blew out, costing the lives of 11 men, and beginning a catastrophe that sank the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and spilled over 4 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The spill disrupted an entire region's economy, damaged...
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Dec 3, 2016 E.D.E.N. Southworth
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LibriVox recording of Her Mother's Secret by E.D.E.N. Southworth. Read in English by Bridget Gaige What kind of secret could a mother be keeping that would keep long time lovers apart, and force her eldest daughter into a hasty marriage? Young Odalite and her cousin Leonidas have lived the past three years apart, with Leonidas at sea, and were planning on marrying when he came back. An old acquaintance turns up who knows something about Odalite’s mother’s past, and holds that secret over...
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Nov 19, 2016 George Borrow
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LibriVox recording of Wild Wales by George Borrow. Read in English by Steve Gough. Wild Wales: Its People, Language and Scenery is a travel book by the English Victorian gentleman writer George Borrow (1803–1881), first published in 1862 and now a classic travel text on Wales and the Welsh. The book recounts Borrow's experiences, insights and personal encounters whilst touring Wales alone on foot after a family holiday in Llangollen in 1854. Although contemporary critics dismissed its...
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Nov 9, 2016 Charles Alexander Eastman
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LibriVox recording of From the Deep Woods to Civilization: Chapters in the Autobiography of an Indian by Charles Alexander Eastman. Read in English by Laura Victoria From the Deep Woods to Civilization is the sequel to Indian Boyhood . Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa) gives his account of what it was like to transition from the ways of his Inidan life to that of the white man. His father, long thought dead, had converted to Christianity and wished the same for his son as well as receiving education in...
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Nov 9, 2016 Edith Horton
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LibriVox recording of The Frozen North by Edith Horton. Read in English by Laura Victoria The Frozen North offers short sketches of the first men who bravely took great risks to explore the unknown polar regions and unlock the mysteries held there. - Summary by Laura Victoria For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to...
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Oct 23, 2016 Théophile Gautier
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Contes humoristiques de Théophile Gautier, lu pour LibriVox par Zeckou. Un voyageur rencontre l’amour de sa vie lorsque objets et peintures prennent vie dans une chambre d’hôtes. L’âme d’une maison vit dans un recoin de cheminée. Un acteur de grande notoriété rencontre le diable en personne en jouant le rôle de celui-ci. 1843. Un inventeur original fabrique une machine volante, il disparaît… Théophile Gautier nous transporte dans le monde fantastique et humoristique du début...
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Aug 21, 2016 Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Version 3) by Charles Dickens. Read in English by Peter John Keeble. Nicholas Nickleby was Dickens's third novel following on from Pickwick Papers and Oliver twist. It has a cast of wonderful characters that include Wackford Squeers, the reprehensible and villainous headmaster whose reign of terror at his school in Yorkshire resulted in the abuse and deaths of many of his unwanted and orphaned children, Mr Vincent Crummles and...
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Aug 20, 2016 Ellis Parker Butler
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of a Suburbanite, by Ellis Parker Butler. Why is the neighbor so obsessed with his car? Where can we find a good gardener? Should we have a Santa Claus at our Christmas party? Yes, this is suburbia... much the same today as it was in 1911. - Summary by Sarah Jennings. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For...
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LibriVox recording of Our Knowledge of the External World: As a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy by Bertrand Russell. Read in English by Landon D. C. Elkind. Bertrand Russell gave the Lowell Lectures in March and April of 1914; these lectures produced 'Our Knowledge of the External World'. Russell attempts to analyze the relationship of the crude data of our senses to the notions of physics such as space, time, and matter. Russell takes his analysis to illustrate the method of logical...
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Aug 2, 2016 Bertrand Russell
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LibriVox recording of Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy by Bertrand Russell. Read in English by Landon D. C. Elkind Bertrand Russell wrote 'Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy' while imprisoned for protesting Britain's involvement in World War I. Russell summarizes the significance of the momentous work of mathematicians in the late nineteenth-century. He further describes his own philosophy of mathematics, Logicism (the view that all mathematical truths are logical truths), and his...
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Jun 24, 2016 Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens. Read in English by Hamlet. To Paul Dombey, the business is everything, and he must have a son who will learn the business and eventually inherit it. Will his newborn, but sickly son be the fulfilment of his hopes and dreams? And what about his daughter Florence, who made the mistake of being born a girl? - Summary by Brad Filippone For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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Jun 4, 2016 G. A. Henty
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LibriVox recording of Bonnie Prince Charlie: a Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden by G. A. Henty. Read in English by Ryan Cherrick; Rachel; Adele de Pignerolles; Bria Snow This is a tale of the son of a Scottish officer, who gets arrested for helping a Jacobite agent. Set during the Jacobite rebellion in Scotland in 1755, the boy escapes and makes it to France and shares some adventures with Prince Charlie. - Summary by Ann Boulais For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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May 22, 2016 Frederick Marryat
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LibriVox recording of The Children of the New Forest (version 2) by Frederick Marryat. Read in English by Nick Whitley. The Children of the New Forest is a children's novel published in 1847 by Frederick Marryat. It is set in the time of the English Civil War and the Commonwealth. The story follows the fortunes of the four Beverley children who are orphaned during the war, and hide from their Roundhead oppressors in the shelter of the New Forest where they learn to live off the land. The story...
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May 21, 2016 Grace Livingston Hill
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LibriVox recording of Aunt Crete's Emancipation by Grace Livingston Hill. Read in English by Cori Samuel Aunt Lucretia — 'Crete' to her family — is a sweet, patient older woman, who lives with her narrow-minded sister and spoilt niece, acting as their unpaid and unappreciated domestic servant. When they leave town in order to avoid the unexpected visit of a "backwoods" cousin, she is left at home to welcome him. She's willing to love him whatever he's like, and he's looking for a...
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LibriVox recording of Yesterday Framed in To-day: A Story of the Christ, and How To-Day Received Him by Pansy. Read in English by TriciaG What would have happened if Christ hadn't come to Israel 2000 years ago, but had come to North America at the end of the 19th Century? This story makes that assumption and paints a picture of what it might have looked like - how different members of society might have reacted. The story follows David Holman, an invalid young man at the opening of the story. -...
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May 13, 2016 Emma Leslie
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LibriVox recording of A Sailor's Lass by Emma Leslie. Read in English by Adele de Pignerolles; Evan Zeiger; Lynne Thompson; MaryAnn; Esther ben Simonides On a dark and story night, the Coombers find a little girl. Who is she? - Summary by EstherbenSimonides For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer...
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Apr 21, 2016 Laura Lee Hope
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LibriVox recording of The Bobbsey Twins at School by Laura Lee Hope. Read by LibriVox Volunteers The Bobbsey Twins is a series of books attributed to Laura Lee Hope, a house pseudonym of the Stratemeyer Syndicate. The family includes a pair of older twins, Nan and Bert, and a pair of younger twins, Freddie and Flossie. This volume is the fourth in the series. The Bobbseys are on their way home from an exciting summer vacation. But mysteries and trouble are never far behind them, and they run...
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Mar 2, 2016 Thomas Hardy
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LibriVox recording of Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy. Read in English by Philippa; Lisa Reichert; Rod Moss; shihping; Bryony Ford; Malcolm Fisher Cytherea Graye is poor, but accepts a post as lady's maid to the eccentric Miss Aldclyffe, the woman whom her father had loved but had not been able to marry. Cytherea in turn loves a young architect, Edward Springrove; but will Miss Adclyffe's machinations, the knowledge that Edward is already engaged to a woman whom he does not love, and the...
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Feb 16, 2016 Irving Bacheller
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LibriVox recording of Silas Strong by Irving Bacheller. Read in English by Roger Melin Per the author: "The book has one high ambition. It has tried to tell the sad story of the wilderness itself—to show, from the woodsman's view-point, the play of great forces which have been tearing down his home and turning it into the flesh and bone of cities." But this story is much more than that. It revolves around Silas Strong and his distaste for the modernization and destruction of his...
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Jan 20, 2016 Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of The Ordeal of Elizabeth by Anonymous. Read in English by Lani Small; Leanne; Craig Kenneth Bryant; P. J. Morgan; Lynne Thompson; Natalie Paula; Maryanka; Jeanie; Siobhan; KHand; Caroline Morales An unforgettable family saga which revolves around the beautiful young Elizabeth. Elizabeth is orphaned and raised by her spinster aunts. As an adult, she finds herself trapped in a loveless marriage and ultimately falls in love with another man. After telling her lover the truth...
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Jan 12, 2016 Johanna Spyri
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LibriVox recording of Cornelli by Johanna Spyri. Read in English by Jael Baldwin. Cornelli lives in Iller-Stream with her widowed father, who calls on two Ladies of Culture to come spend time with Cornelli during one of his business trips, hoping that their influence will refine and improve his daughter. Instead, the ladies prove to have no real love for Cornelli, and she, being a sensitive soul, turns inward and becomes sullen and uncooperative. A boy who comes on a visit to Iller-Stream for...
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Dec 31, 2015 John Greenleaf Whittier
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 8 recordings of A Christmas Carmen by John Greenleaf Whittier. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 20, 2015. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Brian Lornie; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Leonard Wilson; Maria Kasper and Simon Donohoe. John Greenleaf Whittier was an American Quaker poet and advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. Frequently listed as one of the Fireside Poets, Whittier was influenced by the Scottish...
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Dec 25, 2015 George Gissing
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LibriVox recording of Demos: A Story of English Socialism by George Gissing. Read in English by KHand; Farheen; TRUEBRIT; Roxanna Nazari; Lynne Thompson; Martin; Philippa; Gnomesb "Richard Mutimer is delighted to inherit a large fortune. As a socialist, he means to use it well: he will open a factory in which workers would be treated well, he will advance his party's causes through his own wealth... At least, so he thinks. But reality may be far different. This novel raises more questions...
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Dec 20, 2015 E. Phillips Oppenheim
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LibriVox recording of The Vanished Messenger by E. Phillips Oppenheim. Read in English by Richard Kilmer A conference of European nations is being held in the Hague. England has not been invited to attend. Some think war is about to break out. Mr. John P. Dunster, an American, is traveling to the Hague with an important document that may prevent the outbreak of war when he mysteriously disappears after a train wreck in England. Richard Hamel is asked by the British government to attempt to...
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Dec 18, 2015 Constance Elizabeth Maud
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LibriVox recording of No Surrender by Constance Elizabeth Maud. Read in English by Lisa Reichert Written from the midst of the struggle for female suffrage, Constance Elizabeth Maud’s novel No Surrender (1911) is a Call to Arms. It is a dramatic narrative portraying key players and historical events in the battle for the Vote for Women in Britain. Jenny Clegg is a Lancashire millgirl working long, hard hours under unhealthy conditions in order to support her mother and younger siblings, only...
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Dec 17, 2015 Leo Tolstoy
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LibriVox recording of War and Peace Vol. 2 (Dole Translation) by Leo Tolstoy. (Translated by Nathan Haskell Dole.) Read in English by MaryAnn Spiegel. I am inclined to rank Count Tolstoy not among the realists or naturalists, but rather as an impressionist. He is often careless about accuracy. Numberless incongruities can be pointed out. He is as willing to adopt an anachronism as a medieval painter. I would defy an historian to reconstruct the battle of Austerlitz from Count Tolstoy's...
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Dec 16, 2015 Francis Andrew March; Richard J. Beamish
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LibriVox recording of History of the World War by Francis Andrew March; Richard J. Beamish. Read in English by MaryAnn Spiegel. This is a popular narrative history of the world's greatest war. Written frankly from the viewpoint of the United States and the Allies, it visualizes the bloodiest and most destructive conflict of all the ages from its remote causes to its glorious conclusion and beneficent results. Two ideals have been before us in the preparation of this necessary work. These are...
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Dec 16, 2015 Mary Roberts Rinehart
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LibriVox recording of Tish: The Chronicle of Her Escapades and Excursions by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Read in English by Sandra The story of three "middle aged ladies". Follow along as they have all sorts of adventures. - Summary by Sandra For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover, M4B Audiobook, or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a...
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Dec 11, 2015 Katharine Berry Judson
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LibriVox recording of Myths and Legends of Alaska by Katharine Berry Judson. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. Editor Katharine Berry Judson collates and presents a narrative history of Alaskan Myths. Originally gathered and recorded by government ethnologists, she paints an overall picture of Alaskan history as told by its many tribes. From the Eskimo to the Tlingit, from the Tsetsaut to the Haida, the origin of the still-wild state begins with the great Bird (often called...
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Dec 10, 2015 Saint Benedict of Nursia
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LibriVox recording of Regula Sancti Benedicti by Saint Benedict of Nursia. Read in Latin by bedwere The Rule of Saint Benedict (Regula Benedicti) is a book of precepts written by St. Benedict of Nursia for monks living communally under the authority of an abbot. Since about the 7th century it has also been adopted by communities of women. During the 1500 years of its existence, it has become the leading guide in Western Christianity for monastic living in community. The spirit of St Benedict's...
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Dec 8, 2015 Thomas Hardy
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LibriVox recording of A Laodicean by Thomas Hardy. Read in English by Simon Evers The Laodicean (someone whose religious beliefs are “lukewarm”) of the title is Paula Power who bought the ancient castle De Stancy which she is determined to restore. Being of a modern frame of mind, she has the telegraph connected to the castle – and uses it all the time in the course of the story. George Somerset is a young architect who is invited to compete for the chance of the commission to restore the...
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Nov 23, 2015 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The Valley of Fear (Version 3) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read in English by David Clarke Receiving a mysterious cypher message from a Fred Porlock, apparent agent of the infamous Professor Moriarty, Holmes and Watson set about deciphering the message, taking them into the mysterious murder of John Douglas. The connection between the murder and the message from Porlock creates the basis for this new Sherlock mystery, the last novel written by Doyle featuring the famous...
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Nov 20, 2015 James Weldon Johnson
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LibriVox recording of The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson. Read in English by James K. White Johnson's only novel, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man , was originally published anonymously in 1912. It is a fictional novel written as a memoir of an unnamed biracial narrator who grew up in the South during the Reconstruction and post-Reconstruction eras. It is a story in which the narrator relates how as a young boy he initially assumed that he was white, and how...
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